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Round 3 1966

Round 3, 1966
Richmond vs Melbourne
Saturday 7 May
Venue: MCG
Attendance: 32,608

1st2nd3rdFinal
Richmond4.27.814.1018.15.123
Melbourne2.33.57.811.14.80
Match Statistics


Richmond win by 43 points

Goalkickers: Maurie Bartlett 3, Barrie Vagg 3, Bryan Kenneally 2, Barry Bourke 1, Ross Dillon 1, Frank Vearing 1

Milestones:
First Game
Adrian Bowden
Les Harrison
Peter Smith

Last Game
Neil Crompton

First Goal
Ross Dillon (3rd game)

The Demons finally kicked a few goals, four more than they had in the first two games of the season combined, but unfortunately they'd also picked up the knack of conceding them freely.

With the Melbourne side suddenly being labelled in the papers as the worst seen for ten years, which wasn't difficult considering how good they had been for most of that decade, even a 43 point win wasn't enough to keep Tigers fans happy. 27 points in front at half time they had allowed Melbourne to within 16 early in the third quarter and even though they steadied to take a seven goal lead into the last break the popular premiership picks did not impress.

Best were Bartlett, Johnson and Dixon. Neither of Melbourne's reserves were used.

Reserves
Richmond 13.19.97 d. Melbourne 13.4.82
Goals - Jungwirth 4, Stone 2, Knape 2, D. Feldman 1, Behan 1, Meldrum 1, Quirk 1
Best - Stone, Knape, Quirk

Under 19s
Melbourne 11.9.75 d. Richmond 8.11.55
Goals - Saddington 4, I. Johnson 2, Callery 2, Osborne 1, Eklund 1, Aitken 1
Best - Stone, Langford, Lade

Media
Age - 09/05/1966
Football Record R4 1966

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 09 February 2019 12:23:06 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 6)

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